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Naomi Malka, Founder

“Naomi has a vision that one day in the near future mikvah will be as common a Jewish practice as Shabbat and Kashrut.”

Since 2006, Naomi Malka has been the Coordinator of the Adas Israel Community Mikvah in Washington, DC. She trained as a Mikvah Guide at Mayyim Hayyim in Newton, MA. She earned a masters in Jewish Music from JTS in 2000 and a BA in Sociology from UCLA in 1991.  Originally from Seattle, WA, she lead wilderness treks for Jewish teens in Northern California and spearheads an annual camping trip for families for Rosh Hodesh Elul in Maryland. In spring 2010, Naomi served as the ritual  consultant for Theater J’s production of the Israeli play “Mikveh.”

In her work at Adas Israel and through Tevila BaTeva, she strives to see the meaning and the hope of Mikvah become a reality in a post-modern Jewish life. Naomi has a vision that one day in the near future Mikvah will be as common a Jewish practice as Shabbat and Kashrut. Just as Jews from very different backgrounds celebrate Shabbat and observe Kashrut in a diversity of styles, mikvah too can be a creative and personal practice that varies greatly from one Jew to another.   She designed Tevila baTeva to bring this message to the next generation of Jewish youth.

Click here to hear a guided meditation about Tevila by Naomi Malka.

Click here to hear Naomi Malka talk about Mikvah & Conversion on NPR